The government of PML-N is celebrating the grant of 4.6 billion dollars loan from World Bank to finance Dasu dam to produce 4,600 MW of power by 2019 after the completion of the tenure of the present govt. This dam would generate power on run of the river basis, without storing any water which is a no go area for the rulers. The alternative of KBD that would give twin benefits of 6.1 MAF water storage for irrigation and 3,600 MW of cheap power is not on the radar sight of the govt as it awaits the rosy word of consensus to be achieved for which no effort has been made by the rulers. This is a historic betrayal of the state of which PML-N govt would be squarely blamed in history if they were ever to learn from it.
DR MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI